Business

We want to make sure your business trips are fast, comfortable and reliable.

Choose from our great range of tickets below or sign up for ScotRail Business Travel - a free service exclusively for businesses and organisations, which makes arranging business travel easy.

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Ticket options

Travel regularly with ScotRail? Enjoy great savings and benefits when you buy a Season Ticket.

Get unlimited travel on your chosen route, whether that’s for a week, a month or up to a full year. Never queue to buy a ticket, and save money compared to buying Anytime single and return tickets. Plus, for even more convenience and added security you can add your Season Ticket to your Smartcard.

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How to buy a ticket

  • At any ScotRail ticket office
  • On the train if you want a weekly ticket
  • At a ScotRail ticket vending machine
  • Online

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A Season Ticket for the train, buses and subway in the Strathclyde area. It gives you unlimited travel, and also works on most buses and some ferries. You can use your ZoneCard wherever you see the ZoneCard logo.

Find out more and buy a ZoneCard on the SPT website.

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Validity

You can buy a Season Ticket that’s valid for one week, one month or one year. Or set your own dates for any period between one month and one year.

Savings on regular travel

A weekly Season Ticket can save you over 20% off the cost of five standard day return tickets. Plus, you can use your Season Ticket as many times as you like each day, including at weekends. The savings are even bigger with an annual ticket.

Example fares

Route 5x Standard Day Returns Weekly Season Ticket Saving £ Saving %
East Kilbride - Glasgow Central £34.00 £25.40 £8.60 25%
Wemyss Bay - Glasgow Central £64.00 £49.50 £14.50 23%
Helensburgh Central - Glasgow Central £54.50 £40.70 £13.80 25%
Neilston - Glasgow Central £34.00 £25.40 £8.60 25%
Kirkcaldy - Edinburgh Waverley £76.50 £59.30 £17.20 22%
North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley £61.00 £46.50 £14.50 24%

Routes covered

You can buy a Season Ticket for ScotRail services between any two stations in Scotland.

Buying your ticket

Buy in advance or on your first day of travel. If you’re buying a Smartcard Season Ticket online, buy at least four hours before you travel. Ticket vending machine purchases are limited to tickets costing up to £500.

Paper Season Tickets

To buy a paper Season Ticket you need a photocard. This is free from ScotRail booking offices and travel centres. You’ll need to supply a passport-size photo.

Smartcard Season Tickets

Smartcards are free too. You’ll need to supply a photo when you apply – take it with your smartphone. Then you simply load your Season Ticket to the card every time you buy a new one. Photo Smartcards can also hold singles, returns and Flexipass tickets.

First Class upgrade

Smartcard Season Ticket holders can upgrade to First Class for £5 when they travel off-peak – just pay on board.

Seat reservations

Not available.

Railcard and child discounts

50% discount for 16-18 year olds with a Young Scot National Entitlement Card, and for children aged 5 to 15 when you buy at a ScotRail ticket office. Highland Railcard discounts are also available at ticket offices and when you buy on the ScotRail website.

Travel regularly, but not enough for a Season Ticket? Flexipass is great value if you travel on the same route up to three days a week. Beat the queues and save 10% or more on the cost of single tickets.

Flexipass is available as a paper and a Smart ticket, on over 1,350 journeys across 28 routes in Scotland.

Flexi is now on Smartcard and can be used for ten single journeys over a month on your chosen line (ScotRail services only).

Where to buy

Benefits Don't forget
  • Great value if you only travel a few times each week
  • Get ten single journeys over a one-month period
  • Save 10% or more compared to buying single tickets
  • Travel at peak and off-peak times
  • Available on over 1,350 journey options across 28 routes in Scotland
  • First Class Flexipass tickets are available for travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Online purchase only – buy at least four hours before you travel
  • You must tap in and tap out at a ticket gate or Smartcard validator at the start and end of every journey
  • Currently valid on ScotRail services only
  • You can’t use a Railcard or get child discounts
  • Travel is flexible but the validity period is not – choose the start date when you buy your ticket
  • Non-refundable and non-transferrable
  • You can’t break your journey, except to change trains
Save 10% or more with Smart Flexipass

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Use your paper Flexipass for up to ten single journeys over a month on selected routes across the ScotRail network, or up to 50 single journeys over a year between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Paper Flexipass will be phased out eventually and it will only be available on Smartcard.

Where to buy

  • From the ticket office at a staffed station
  • Online (Ten journey option only; allow three days for postage)
  • By phone on 0344 811 0141 (Ten journey option only)
  • From a Rail Appointed Travel Agent
Benefits Don't forget
  • Great value if you only travel a few times each week
  • Travel at peak and off-peak times
  • 10 Journey Flexipass: ten single journeys over a one-month period
  • 50 Journey Flexipass: 50 single journeys over one year between Edinburgh and Glasgow (transferable)
  • Available on over 1,350 journey options across 28 routes in Scotland
  • First Class Flexipass tickets are available for travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • You need to fill in the date of travel section in ink before boarding the train
  • Ordering online? Your Flexipass will be sent by post, so buy it at least three days in advance
  • You can’t use a Railcard or get child discounts
  • Your Flexipass is for you only, it’s non-transferrable and you can't share it with others
  • Travel is flexible but the validity period is not – choose the start date when you buy your ticket
  • You can’t get a refund, but if you have any 50 Journey Flexipass vouchers left over, you can credit them against a new 50 Journey Flexipass
  • You can’t break your journey, except to change trains

Save 10% or more with Flexipass

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Get freedom and flexibility with an Anytime ticket – letting you travel whenever you want. These tickets are totally hassle free, and you don’t need to book in advance.

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The Anytime Day Return is fully flexible, valid for day return travel on any service – and there’s no need to book in advance.

Where to buy

  • Online
  • From a ticket machine at stations
  • From the ticket office at a staffed station
  • By phone on 0344 811 0141
  • On the train when boarding at a station where there are no booking facilities
  • From a Rail Appointed Travel Agent
Benefits Don't forget
  • Travel any time with no restrictions
  • Standard National Railcard discounts apply
  • Under 5s travel free, and children 5-15 get a 50% discount
  • Travel on all operators' services*
  • Break your journey at stations along the route you're travelling
  • Outward and return travel must be made on the date shown on the ticket
  • You can upgrade to First Class
  • You can reserve a seat on selected services
  • There’s £10 admin fee for changes or refunds**

Get flexible travel with Anytime Day

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*Anytime Day tickets are available on all operators' services for Standard Class travel on all shorter distance routes. Tickets on Smartcard are currently only valid on ScotRail services.
**You can change your travel plans before the outward journey or get a refund for unused tickets up to 28 days after the expiry of the ticket. A £10 administration fee applies.

Travel First Class whenever you want, on selected routes between cities. Perfect if you need extra room, a plug socket for a phone or laptop, or just to enjoy the complimentary snacks.

Where to buy

  • Online
  • From a ticket machine at stations
  • From the ticket office at a staffed station
  • By phone on 0344 811 0141
  • On-train when boarding at a station where there are no booking facilities
  • From a Rail Appointed Travel Agent
Benefits Don't forget
  • Flexible First Class travel whenever you want, on selected city to city routes
  • Complimentary refreshments on the train and in First Class lounges (where available)
  • You can travel on all operators' services*
  • Under 5s travel free, and children 5-15 get a 50% discount
  • You can break your journey at stations along the route you're travelling
  • Outward and return travel must be made on the date shown on the ticket
  • Standard Railcard discounts apply for Senior and Disabled Persons Railcard holders
  • You don’t need to book in advance
  • You can reserve a seat on selected services
  • There’s £10 admin fee for changes or refunds**

For flexible First Class travel

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*You can travel on all operators' services in First Class on selected shorter distance routes with First Class accommodation. Tickets on Smartcard are currently only valid on ScotRail services.
**You can change your travel plans before the outward journey or get a refund for unused tickets up to 28 days after the expiry of the ticket. A £10 administration fee applies.

First Class travel allows you to make flexible journeys in the comfortable surroundings of our First Class lounges.

What are the benefits?

  • Fully flexible tickets, valid for First Class travel on selected city to city routes
  • Extra space and comfort for luxurious travel
  • Room to plug in your laptop or mobile, prepare for your business meeting, or just sit back and relax
  • Complimentary refreshments from our great range of snacks, and hot and cold drinks (subject to availability)

How can I buy my ticket?

  • Buy your ticket online
  • From a ticket vending machine at stations
  • Over the phone on 0344 811 0141
  • From the ticket office at a staffed station
  • On-train when boarding at a station where there are no booking facilities
  • From Rail Appointed Travel Agents

When can I travel?

  • With a First Class Anytime Single, outward travel is valid for two days from the date shown on your outward ticket
  • With a First Class Anytime Return, outward travel is valid for five days from the date shown on your outward ticket
  • First Class Anytime Return travel has no restrictions but must be made within one month from the date on your outward ticket
  • For First Class Anytime Day, outward and return travel must be made on the date shown on the ticket

Which routes can I travel on?

  • First Class Anytime Day tickets: on selected shorter distance routes with First Class accommodation
  • First Class Anytime: on selected longer distance routes with First Class accommodation

Do I need to book in advance?
No, there's no need to book in advance.

Is the ticket subject to availability?
No, not at all.

Do I need to make a reservation?
No, but you can reserve a seat on longer distance services.

I use a wheelchair, can I use this ticket?
Our First Class areas don't have wheelchair accommodation and there's no wheelchair access to accessible toilets from First Class. To travel in First Class, wheelchair users would need to be able to transfer to a seat.

Do railcard discounts apply?
Yes, Standard Railcard discounts apply for Senior and Disabled Persons Railcard holders.

Do child discounts apply?
Yes, there's a 50% discount for children aged 5-15 and under 5's travel free.

Can I get a refund?
Yes, there's a £10 administration fee for unused tickets up to 28 days after the expiry of ticket.

Can I make a change to my travel plans?
Yes, you can change your travel plans before the outward journey for a £10 administration fee.

Can I break my journey?
Yes, you can break your journey at stations along the route you're travelling.

Our great value Conference Rover ticket lets you travel by rail for five days for just £5.

Attending a conference in Glasgow's Conference Zone? To help you explore the city and its many attractions during your stay, our unlimited, flexible pass makes hopping around Glasgow quick and simple. And you can also get up to a 50% discount on all travel outside the Conference Zone too.

Conference Rover conference zone map

Conference Zone stations

High Street - Glasgow Queen Street - Charing Cross - Partick - Exhibition Centre (for SEC) - Anderston - Glasgow Central - Argyle Street

Benefits

  • Flat price of £5
  • Issued at all ScotRail stations within the Conference Zone to conference delegates showing qualifying identification
  • Valid within Glasgow city centre Conference Zone (area bounded by Partick, High Street and Argyle Street)
  • Valid for five days unlimited rail travel on all ScotRail services within the Conference Zone (no time restrictions)
  • Frequent reliable services to and from the venue
  • Up to 50% discount on travel outside the Conference Zone
  • No admin charges

How to buy

Visit a ScotRail station in the Conference Zone with your delegate ID to buy your Conference Rover ticket.

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ScotRail reservable services are open for reservations until:

  • Mon-Fri services: 12 April 2019
  • Saturday services: 6 April 2019
  • Sunday services: 7 April 2019

With exception of the dates and routes detailed below:

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Engineering work between Arbroath and Aberdeen

Sunday 10 February 2019
Sunday 17 February 2019
Sunday 24 February 2019
Sunday 3 March 2019
Sunday 10 March 2019
Sunday 17 March 2019

Some services are now open for reservations with the exception of those shown below as these are awaiting confirmed times from Network Rail​

  • 1356 Edinburgh – Inverness
  • 2103 Inverness – Aberdeen
  • 1801 Aberdeen – Inverness
  • 2127 Aberdeen – Inverness

Engineering work between Arbroath and Aberdeen

Saturday 16 March 2019

  • Glasgow – Aberdeen and return
  • Glasgow – Inverness and return
  • Glasgow – Perth & Dundee and return
  • Edinburgh – Aberdeen and return
  • Edinburgh – Inverness and return
  • Edinburgh – Perth & Dundee and return
  • Inverness – Aberdeen and return

Engineering work between Ayr and Stranraer

Saturday 16 March 2019

  • Glasgow - Stranraer and return

Engineering work between Perth and Inverness

Saturday 23rd​ March 2019
Sunday 24th March 2019
Monday 25th March 2019

  • Glasgow – Inverness and return
  • Edinburgh – Inverness and return